Last month I was chuffed to bits to be invited back onto the Endless Celts podcast, where I enjoyed yet another nice chat with the lads. One of the subjects we discussed was whether or not some of the answers to the rebuild conundrum might be here on our own doorsteps.
The question arose as to who the best players currently in Scotland are, and whether any of them would be of interest to us.
I named three on the night, but actually when I thought about it I realised I could have named ten, easily, who are worth a closer look.
There are players here in most of the positions we need to fill, and whilst I’m not suggesting that we sign every one of them it will be madness if we don’t move for at least a couple of them.
None are going to take us to “the next level” in the Champions League or anything – not right away at least – but the real priority next season is re-taking our title and all of them would be capable of playing a role in a newly developing Celtic squad.
And in case anyone wonders why we’d waste our time with SPL players remember this; our current midfield wonder-boy is David Turnbull of Celtic now … not David Turnbull of Motherwell.
It’s how you grow into the jersey that matters.